Humane Society receives 42 dogs and 7 cats from Arkansas mill

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Forty two dogs and 7 cats are looking for new homes in Chattanooga tonight. They arrived at the local Humane society this afternoon, March 3rd, from an Arkansas puppy mill.

The animals, including many small breed dogs, were found by the Northeast Arkansas Humane society after the owner of the property had died. All of the animals were malnourished and needed immediate care. Authorities says some of them had starved to death before they were found.

The Chattanooga shelter works with others around the country when large numbers of animals are found in puppy mills.

Bob Citrullo, Director, said “So far, most of them seem fairly acceptable to touch, and social interaction which is good. That’s not always the case. A lot of times we see animals that are just not socialized..very hard…it will take us months to rehab them. So, so we’re open hoping that uh this is going to go really well.”

Citrullo hopes to find homes for most of the recovered right here in southeast Tennessee.

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